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Fundraising

Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising  When planning your next playground project, it is important to not overlook the prospect of financing a portion, if not all of the expenses through fundraising or grants. Whether you are a private organization, a non-profit or a community team, there are a many resources available to assist with your playground project.  When planning to fundraise or seek out grants for your project, keep in mind that this process is going to take »



The Benefits Of Playing Music

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 PDPlay offers a number of outdoor musical instruments designed with acoustic precision and perfect tone that are a nice addition to any playground.  These creative playground components are built to maintain pure and soothing tones through years of rigorous play and exposure to the elements of nature.  Perfect for music beginners and experts alike! Music is a global, artistic language that creates community, connection and a sense of belonging. Some studies suggest that music is older than speech »



Expanded CNC Capabilities for Custom Signs and Panels!

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Expanded CNC Capabilities from PDPlay! CNC Machining is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools such as a CNC Router.  CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control.  There are many advantages to using a CNC Router versus a hand router. CNC Routers give designers the ability to create beautiful and intricate custom signs that are fabricated with precision. The process is much more accurate than manual routing and can be repeated in exactly the »



New Website!

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We got a makeover!! After months of hard work and planning, we are excited to announce the launch of our newly re-designed PDPlay website. We hope that you like our new look which is designed to make it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. Take a look around! Please contact us to let us know what you think of our new website – all comments and feedback are welcome. Please also let »



The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens

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The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens Senior citizens have long needed as much stimulation as they can get. When retirement arrives, it can be easy to just sit back and let life happen to you. But the very best senior citizens don’t just take it lying down, and instead focus on ensuring that they get more out of life through plenty of physical and mental exercise. And a new innovative approach to »



Playground Signs and Labels

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Playground signs and labels provide important information to adults to help keep children safe.  Some signs inform users of important guidelines, others warn of hazardous areas where there may be increased potential for injury. There also signs intended to educate users on rules and regulations. In order to be most effective, signs should be placed at the entrance to the play areas or on the equipment in a clear and visible location. In areas where there are more than one predominate »



Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s)

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Child Development Centers (CDCs) are child care centers that offer care for children in age appropriate stimulating environments from ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The Philosophy of the CDC is one based on “hands on” active learning. These center-based programs allow opportunities for children to socialize with one another in a creative and enriching environment. The belief here is that the work of children is play, and it is through play that children naturally »



Incorporating STEM on the Playground

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STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  STEM education is becoming increasingly important in our society as technology continues to advance and pervade all aspects of our lives.  But getting educated in STEM does not have to just take place in the traditional classroom.  STEM can also be incorporated in a big way into the concept and design of outdoor »



Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

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Play is a hugely significant part of any child’s development, and creating safe, interactive and stimulating environments for children to play in is so important. Research has proven that children who engage in play are happier, more intelligent, healthier and more curious, and reap a whole host of other benefits which improve both their physical and mental well-being. So why does it make a difference what kind of play a child has? Well everything »



Fun for Fun Sake – Hillslides and Custom Water Play

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We love it when we create a new Outdoor Learning Environments at a childcare facility where the kids get involved in the construction.  It helps to broaden their learning process as they better understand how some of the things they use everyday were constructed.  We recently completed an Outdoor Learning Environment in the Seattle, WA area and during the construction of our custom water feature the kids put on their hard hats and pitched in »